I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.
The Project Gutenberg text of this speech is also availible at the Internet Archive site: http://www.archive.org/details/dream10
Subject: A speech every American should listen to, again and again
I encourage every parent to download this speech and listen to it as a family on the MLK holiday.
It doesn't matter what color you are -- this speech can change your life.
One cannot listen to this speech and his "I've been to the mountain top" speech and not be moved.
But I listened to the full speech just now, and I know we have failed him. We are still divided on color lines. African Americans still have to suffer hatred, ignorance, racism, distrust, invalidation... lack of equality. We still have racism on both sides and it makes me ashamed and saddened to the point of despair.
I don't know when or if it will ever be fixed... when it will change, be eradicated. Our entire society is built on dualities. It's how we were taught to think. And from the time we're little, somewhere along the way, we learn to mistreat those who are different from us. It hurts me to my soul.
I just wish Dr. King was still here. We still desperately need him. And I'd love to ask his counsel.
Blessings, Peace, and Unity to all,
Subject: Choose To Stand Up
Subject: Still There
This is the first time I heard the whole speach... sounds like Dr. King knew he was writing history!
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